The World According to Garp

Synopsis: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): George Roy Hill
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.
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136 min

- I remember.

- You were too young to remember.

I remember flying.

I went flying with Daddy last week.

Will you sleep or will you stay up

and think your weird thoughts?

I'll stay up

and think weird thoughts for a while.

All right. Fine.

Good night.

- I'll see you in the morning.

- Lf I'm still here.

You don't really need a father.

All the other kids have one.

If they all had trench mouth,

would you want that, too?

I'm tired of that answer.

I'm tired of your questions.

Good night.

Hey, over here, Stuey!

I know how to make babies.

I know, too.

How could you? You don't have a father.

You're a bastard.

But I'll teach you.

Monkey in the middle!

All right, first thing is:

I have a headache.

Oh, my head. I have a headache.

Not tonight.

Now, you're supposed to attack me

and pull my clothes off.

You sure?

Yes. And you're supposed to say:

"Every night you have a headache."

- Okay?

- Okay.

Not tonight! I have a headache!

Every night you have a headache!

No, don't do that. It tickles!

No, Bonkers! Stop it, Bonkers!

Go away, Bonkers!


No, Bonkers! No!




Bonkie! Are you all right, big boy?

- What happened?

- Bonkie bit Garp.

I see.

Bonkie bit Garp.

At least the dog's got good taste.

- Does it hurt?

- Yes. A lot.

- You shouldn't tease Bonkers.

- He didn't!

- It hurts!

- Come on, you run along to your house.

Go to your mother. She's a nurse.

She can take care of it.

- What happened?

- Bonkie bit Garp.

All right, kids!

Fun's over.

Come on, Pooh!

Time for lunch!



- Garp, what happened?

- Bonkers bit me!

Son of a bitch!

He bit your earlobe off!

Mr. Percy said that I tasted good!

He did, did he?

Stay, Bonkie, stay. That's a good dog.

Smile, Cushie. That's right.

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Steve Tesich

Stojan Steve Tesich (Serbian: Стојан Стив Тешић, Stojan Stiv Tešić; September 29, 1942 – July 1, 1996) was a Serbian American screenwriter, playwright and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1979 for the movie Breaking Away. more…

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